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True story: I went into a Circuit City a few times and heaven forbid I stand too long in one area, lest an employee jump on me. Also, the cheapest headphones they had were $28. Not surprised it closed down, especially after hearing Corporate threw a hissy fit when Mad mocked them.
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There was actually a Dilbert where the Pointy-Haired Boss and Catbert the Evil HR Director discuss ways to make the workers work without having to spend a dime and lowering their self esteem to the point where they wouldn't leave, and they come up with "yell at them until your face is purple.
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I briefly dated a guy who worked at the family business sporatically to pay for pot, a fact which I found out because he admitted so to me. Needless to say, there's a reason why it was brief.
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I would've done the same thing if I were in the customer's place. My local supermarket chain had a small bank put in their stores, and every time, I would get a pushy salesman trying to get me to sign up for a bank account. I wasn't particularly surprised-or sad-at how quickly it went out of business.
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This sounds like the same kind of person who thinks people with severe food allergies are faking it or tries to feed vegans and vegetarians fish, thinking that doesn't count as meat.
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I'm glad this shelter changed their tactics. There's nothing that makes me less likely to do something than trying to guilt me into doing it.
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Five bucks says she didn't think this through.
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I'm guessing first date. Maybe the regular saw this as her true colors showing through and decided "no second date!"
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I hate it when people say shit like that.
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I had a similar thing happen, but in a milder fashion. I used to do free tarot card readings for my high school classmates. One girl used to constantly ask me to do her fortune. Finally annoyed at hearing, "Did you bring your cards today?" all the time, I finally offered to teach her how to read the cards herself. "But I'm a good Christian!" she protested.
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I recall an old joke about a Witness accosting someone on the street about finding Jesus and the guy retorts, in a half-astonished voice, "You lost him again?!"
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I'm recalling a story in Not Always Right where a married couple tried to sue a department store but failed. Why, you ask? Their kids were running around screaming and one of them got blinded in one eye for life because he tripped and fell into a clothes rack. The clerks told them to watch their kids, but they blew them off. The couple then basically tried to claim that it was the store's fault, but store security cameras and eyewitnesses said otherwise.
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I'm guessing they promoted her to shut her up.
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Five bucks says if she didn't do it herself, the kids broke it.
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My father worked for food stamps for a time. He coulda told you some stories.
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Old man has mental issues
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"Sir, please don't take your personal issues out on me."
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"You really want the angry, tired person seriving you, sir?"
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I recall a story about a guy who worked at the Gap and had a boss that seemed to be the leader of the Gap Cult, even making him go to a special "Gap training school" after work. He was fired because the boss wanted him to essentially eat, sleep and shit the Gap and this guy just wanted a paycheck.
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Some people would get away with murder were it not for their fellow man calling them out on it
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I always hated the fact that the same people who go on and on about the life/work balance really means "you are not allowed a life as long as you work for us"
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Holy shit, are you *that* cheap, lady?
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I don't know who said it, but there was quote about religion that I'm reminded of in times like this: Religion is like a penis. It's fine to have one. It's fine to be proud of it. Just don't whip it out in public, especially in front of the kids, And don't shove it down my throat unless I ask for it.
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You were *way* too patient, OP
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I'm guessing boss got into trouble for letting a sick person work and decided to try and throw the OP under the bus?
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